Attractions In Chiang Rai
Doi Tung and Mae Fah Luang Garden
Doi Tung is a popular destination for both Thai and foreign travellers because of beautiful scenery with many interesting sites including the Royal Villa (PraTamnakDoitung), the Mae FaLuang Garden and Akha and Muser tribal villages. In addition to scenic lookouts, the most notable attraction is the Phra That Doi Tung Holy Relic, an old religious site atop the mountain.
Also located on Doi Tung Mountain is a beautiful royal residence known as PhraTamnakDoi Tung. The royal villa, situated on the slopes of the adjacent Pa Kluay Reservoir, was to serve as a royal winter retreat for the Princess Mother, who passed away in 1995 and was originally built on the theory that the local hill tribes would be honored by the royal presence and thereby cease their opium cultivation. The main attraction for visitors to PhraTamnakDoi Tung is 'Suan Mae FaLuang', the beautiful landscaped gardens filled with hundreds of different kinds of plants and flowers, named in honor of the Princess Mother and the Doi Tung Development Project established by the late Princess Mother in 1987.
How to get there
Bus from Chiang Rai - Mae Sai. Get off at Ban HuayKrai. Get motorbike taxis or Purple for the minibus to the bus station Doi Tung .Call 053-667-433 the chartered 750 ( roundtrip) seats 12 people, or $ 60 for 12 each fare minibus to take people out to Doi Tung.
Open Hours Daily from 07.00 am – 05.30 pm
Contact 0 5376 7015-7
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